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About Data    |   July 17, 2014   |   By Tiana Warner

17 Ways to Be a Raster Master

The beautiful thing about rasters is that they’re useful for both visualizing and mathematical analysis. They’re simple, versatile, and the best way to represent data on a continuous, pixel-by-pixel basis. Here are a bunch of ways you can work with this data type—and I hope the list inspires you to think of even more possibilities. […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
DATA
About Data    |   July 10, 2014   |   By Don Murray

7 Reasons to Love XML and its ‘Baby Brother’ JSON

XML technology is something that we have worked tirelessly on for over 10 years, and we have grown to love it. Over that time our feelings towards it have changed from “Fear” (when we learned of yet another way that XML is being used to represent information) to “Adoration” (when we discover a new format that is based on XML). Here […]

Author:
Don Murray
FME
About FME    |   July 2, 2014   |   By Mark Ireland

FME 2014 Use Case: Checking FME Transformer Versions

At the recent FME Worldwide User Conference I had many conversations with users, from which I made many learnings(!) about the ways in which FME might be improved.

A recurring conversation was how difficult it is to recognize which transformers have been updated in a newer version of FME. Let’s look at why this is an issue – or even if! – and what solutions there are.

Author:
Mark Ireland
FME
About FME    |   June 27, 2014   |   By Roger Aikema

Top 15 Videos from the FME International User Conference 2014

Just in time for summer, videos and slides from the recent FME International User Conference 2014 were posted earlier this week. But with 81 videos, sorted into 35 tags, totaling over 34 hours of footage – there’s a LOT of content. So where should you start? Top 15 Videos from the FME UC To help plan your […]

Author:
Roger Aikema
FME
About FME    |   June 26, 2014   |   By Aaron Koning

5+ Resources to Make Data Transformation and Automation Easier

With the growth of real-time data, sensor technology, and the cloud – data workflows are evolving. Instant delivery and receipt of data is vital. Event triggers are often required. End users need to be able to transform, validate, and load data on their own. Keeping data stores synchronized – and our applications, systems, and mobile […]

Author:
Aaron Koning
FME
About FME    |   June 19, 2014   |   By Stewart Harper

Real-time Editing of a Spatial Database

Two years ago I wrote a blog post on bringing real-time data to the web. In the post I used three technologies—Node.js (with some server-side code), pusher.com, and FME Server—to enable users to make edits to polygons on one map, which updated a spatial database and pushed the changes out to all other users in real […]

Author:
Stewart Harper
FME
About FME    |      |   By Dale Lutz

FME International User Conference 2014 – Dale’s Take on a Week of Celebration, 5 Years in the Making

What a week!  Last November, when we wrote to invite you to our first FME International User Conference in 5 years, we promised it would “serve up a potent knowledge cocktail that results from mixing FME veteran and newbie users together with those passionate Safe staff who create and support FME day in and day out.” […]

Author:
Dale Lutz
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